Salsa Society

HOLA SALSEROS AND WELCOME TO THE SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY SALSA SOCIETY! Here at Salsa Soc we get those hips swaying and hearts racing to the fiery tempo of Latin music.

So come on down, get involved and have some fun with the hottest society in Southampton! Salsa Soc runs a range of weekly lessons including: Crossbody, Cuban, Rueda and Bachata, taught by talented professionals.

We hold classes for a range of abilities including Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate. No need to bring a partner along, there are plenty to go around! Hope to see you soon! Salsa Soc Email: salsasoc@soton.ac.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalsaSoc/.

About Salsa Society

Salsa Soc Offers a selection of enticing lessons for a variety of dancing styles 3 days a week.

Cuban Salsa (Casino) [Thursdays 7:30pm - 10pm, The Cafe]:

This street-dance style salsa is fun and flamboyant, filled to the brim with Latin flair.
The music is happy and carefree with a strong beat that even the newest of dancers can follow with ease.
Perfect for social dancing, this style is a must learn for those who want to let loose and just have fun on the dance floor.

Rueda de Casino [Fridays 7pm - 10pm, The Cube]:

This literal spin on Cuban Salsa brings new life to a usually 2 partner dance by incorporating all people present into a large circle or Rueda.
A single person calls out moves and the entire circle moves in response. This fun party style dance takes the best parts of Cuban Salsa and turns them on their head.
The music is bombastic, cheery and full of Latin passion. The perfect style for anyone who cannot contain themselves to dance with only one person for a whole song.

Crossbody/LA Salsa [Saturdays 3pm - 5pm, The Cube]:

This ballroom style salsa is graceful and elegant, with a smooth, mellifluous flow to every movement. The music is sultry, warm and provocative, but not without an underlying, driving beat that keeps hearts pounding and passions flying high.
This style suits those who wish to dance salsa whilst posh, poised and perfectly postured, for those whole value style and sexiness and wish to put a flourish on every move they make.

Bachata [Saturdays 5pm - 6pm, The Cube]:

This sensual style of dance provides, by far, the most tantalisingly tempting, entwining of two dancers available.
The music is slow and soft with deep bassy undertones and ranges from Latin classics to modern hits.
This style is best suited to those who want to lead or follow with their chests and their hips, and wish to be as close to their partners as physically possible.

Membership Fee Information

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, paid memberships are not available to purchase until further notice

The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Salsa Society this year are:

  • Gabija Simulyte
    Crossbody and Bachata Captain
  • Ioan Ieremie
    Cuban Captain
  • Charles Alcock
  • Claudiu-Ionut Dan
    Rueda Captain
  • Martyna Litwin
  • Bianca-Georgiana Corbu
    Social Secretary
  • Ivan Duran Perez
  • Maria-Diana Mihai
    Vice President

Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Salsa Society are available to view below